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2021.03.01 15:39

Travel update: Arrivals in Lithuania from Spain and Portugal no longer under stricter self-isolation rules

LRT.lt2021.03.01 15:39

Lithuania has updated its weekly travel restrictions, adding the United States to the list of countries and regions most severely affected by the pandemic.

Portugal and Spain, meanwhile, have been removed from the list.

Under the rules that came into effect on February 8, all arrivals in Lithuania need to present a coronavirus test taken within the last 48 hours – or register for one in Lithuania within 24 hours after arriving – as well as self-isolate for 10 days. They must also fill out a questionnaire.

Read more: Vilnius Airport launches on-site coronavirus testing of travellers

People who do not display any coronavirus symptoms can also get tested for Covid-19 on the seventh day of self-isolation. Once the result comes back negative, they can stop self-isolating even if it’s been less than 10 days since their arrival.

Those arriving from countries severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic or from areas affected by the mutated strain of the coronavirus must self-isolate in accommodation separated from other family members and are not allowed to go outside. All other arrivals can go for walks within one kilometre of their homes.

The full list of rules can be found on the government’s website.